The Kwara State Government has ordered all local government areas to pay outstanding salaries, including that of october, to its workers.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji S.I. Gold, the state government said the salaries must be paid in full before the Sallah holiday for which the Federal Government has declared Thursday and Friday as public holidays.
It also told the local government areas that on no account should any worker be retrenched, adding that it had ordered the release of funds from the accounts of the local government areas for the payment of the salaries.
The statement by Gold reads: “The Kwara State Government has advised all local government councils in the state to pay all outstanding salaries and overheads, including that of October, to all local government workers with immediate effect i.e. before Salah.
“In line with the above directive, the state government has also directed the immediate release of N555, 200, 000 to the accounts of the local government councils from their excess crude account to enable them settle all outstanding salary arrears and other overhead costs;
“That on no account should any worker in any local government council be retrenched;
“That henceforth no local government should accumulate salary arrears under any guise;
“That government will continue to ensure that all local government councils retain the capacity to meet their obligations including the prompt payment of staff salaries.”